Once again, Kim’s Inspiration calendar lead to today’s outfit. Tuesday’s theme was menswear, and it just so happens that I got myself a waistcoat for a mere $10 at Ann Taylor LOFT on Friday. This gave me the perfect excuse to wear it. Layering may seem like a bad idea in the summer, but it’s so hot and humid in Florida right now that no matter what you’re wearing, you’ll be sweating after five minutes outside. My new summer motto is: “You’re going to sweat anyway, so you might as well sweat in style”.
I normally don’t like to wear primarily black outfits, as I think that 1) the color is way overused 2) it looks like you’re going to a funeral and 3) it’s not exactly summery. I made it work for me in this outfit by using a light cream tee and bright turquoise accessories for contrast. I think it’s the beautiful punches of color that really steal the show.
I just found that beautiful turquoise croc print belt while thrifting at Salvation Army last week. I had several great finds there, including my first ever Boden skirt! The best surprise came when I checked out, and discovered that everything was 50% off. That made this belt cost a mere $1!
I really want to buy more colorful, chunky jewelry like this necklace. I’ve been wearing it a lot, because I love how it can instantly brighten up an outfit.
So here’s a quick question for you. I ordered a suit from J Crew, but I’m not sure if it’s going to arrive in time for my first interview. Could wearing something like this be appropriate for an interview? Or do I need to go more conservative? I’m interviewing at an elementary school, and I’m considering trying to find a black blazer that I could wear if my suit doesn’t arrive in time. What do you think?
Tee: Target (Thrifted)
Waistcoat: Ann Taylor LOFT
Shoes: Clarks Apple Sky
Bracelet: Gift from friend
Earrings: June Designs